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Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
Tom Flood will challenge dominant engineering, enforcement, and auto-centric communication narratives, and share insights on how to use storytelling to shift the focus away from victim blaming and toward a human-centered transportation system.
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
As part of the county’s Vision Zero initiative Arlington has proposed lowering speed limits near schools to 20 mph. We think it’s a great start to achieving VZ. But the county will need to do more to reach its #VisionZeroARL goal by 2030.

Representing local advocacy group Arlington Families for Safe Streets, Gillian Burgess voiced her support for the program during the meeting.
“Slower speeds around schools are not only great for the safety of vulnerable road users, but it also encourages activity, which addresses both child health and health equity,” she said. “It improves air quality and noise pollution around schools… and it promotes mental health and social inclusion.”
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
Students in Arlington had a great time promoting Walk & Bike to School Day with help from our friends at WalkArlington and BikeArlington. Good to see the Ashlawn Eagle out and about too. #VisionZeroARL 🚶🏾‍♀️ 🚴 🚶‍♂️ 🚴 🚶🏾‍♀️ 🚴 🚶‍♂️ 🚴
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
NoVA FSS and its Alexandria and Arlington FSS Chapter appreciate the opportunity to talk to Rep Don Beyer about the escalation of traffic fatalities even as the number of vehicles on the road declined due to COVID-19. Thank you Rep Don Beyer for agreeing to co-sponsor H. Res. 565 – Zero Traffic Deaths.

We also appreciated the opportunity to discuss S. Res. 321 – Zero Traffic Deaths with Senator Kaine’s and Senator Warner’s staff. We are hopeful that both Senators will co-sponsor S. Res 321.
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
Check out this video on the new Montgomery County Walking School Bus program and the Arlington Public Schools Walking School Bus program run by Arlington Public Schools Safe Routes to School Program. #VisionZeroARL #SafeRoutesToSchool
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
The Northern Virginia Families for Safe Streets chapters and our Near Miss app made the news. Since the start of the pandemic pedestrian and bicyclist crashes are up because less traffic allows drivers to go faster and speed is always a factor in crashes. Near misses also are up from pre-pandemic levels. Please slow down, watch for bicyclists and pedestrians, and watch the video.

📢 Parents of Teen Drivers:

WRAP partner @InovaFFXTrauma1 is hosting a unique webinar series on teen driving safety for local young drivers AND their parents starting on January 31st (with a focus on impaired driving on 2/7).

✅ Check it out: https://t.co/FGno5H5vOo https://t.co/S7XrOKTph5

Join this Saturday's (1/22) County Board Meeting at 8:30 a.m. There will be a public hearing on the use of photo speed enforcement in highway work zones & school crossing zones. You can join virtually & must complete an online form if you want to speak. https://t.co/RMtnWb24sS https://t.co/VeLDKMoM8D

Únase a la reunión de la Junta del Condado de este sábado (22/1) a las 8:30 a.m. Habrá una audiencia pública sobre el uso de la aplicación de la velocidad con fotos en las zonas de trabajo de las carreteras y las zonas de cruces escolares. https://t.co/Ol0eKPcn2Q https://t.co/cjAMSsfWOJ

Es un concepto es un diseño Es un diseño conceptual para mejorar S Eads Street entre las calles 12th y 15th S. Y usted puede participar. https://t.co/HrsePsLzhE https://t.co/5CPo1XCREW

The Dutch blueprint for urban vitality, in five steps:

1️⃣ Make driving indirect and inconvenient
2️⃣ Design for the behavior you want
3️⃣ Always think at the network level
4️⃣ Don’t give up at the intersection
5️⃣ Use cycling to feed transit (and vice versa)

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We call on @VaDOT and @VaDOTNOVA to work together to make Route 7, Route 50 and others in Northern Virginia safe. Too many people are being killed on roads that allow drivers to speed & drive recklessly. Better engineered roads can lower the roadway death toll for us. #VisionZero https://t.co/lzWBu3cNr8 https://t.co/QlM2tcy0oe